Commonwealth Club of California
The Return of George Washington10/29/14
Edward Larson, Author, The Return of George Washington; Professor of History, Pepperdine University Did George Washington retire to Mount Vernon after winning the Revolutionary War? Did he stay out of politics until he was drafted to become the first...
From Hobby to Thriving Business: The Story of Della Fattoria
Kathleen Weber, Owner, Della Fattoria Bakery; Author, Della Fattoria Bread Tori Ritchie, Cookbook Author; Food Writer; Culinary Teacher A self-taught home baker who went on to supply bread for The French Laundry, Weber is now proprietor of the...
Linda Rottenberg in Conversation with Reid Hoffman: Think Big
Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-founder, Endeavor; Author, Crazy Is a Compliment In conversation with Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn “If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.” – Linda Rottenberg Linda...
Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir In conversation with Jan Yanehiro An extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an...
Common Core Education Summit: The Crux of the New K-12 Standards
Susan H. Fuhrman, Ph.D., President, Teachers College, Columbia University; Founding Director and Chair, Management Committee, Consortium for Policy Research in Education; President, National Academy of Education Michael Kirst, President, California...
Eating for Life: The Longevity Kitchen
Rebecca Katz, Chef; Educator; Author, The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen In conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Member-Led Forum; Vice President of Board of Directors, CUESA Wondering how you can eat your way to a...
Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology
Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-Author, Innovating Women Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc. Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC — moderator...
Latino/a Culture, Heritage and Conservation for the Environment
Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator;...
Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice
Please note: This program contains explicit language. Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer,...
Dr. Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande, Author, The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Integration...
James Ellroy, Author, L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia and Perfidia In conversation with Eddie Muller, Author; Founder and President, Film Noir Foundation In Perfidia, his latest work, Ellroy delves more deeply than ever before into his characters'...
Leon Panetta, Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Author, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President & CEO of The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Leon Panetta has had two distinct and...
The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?
Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor Art Agnos, Former Mayor, San Francisco Mikkel Svane, CEO and Founder, Zendesk John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator Additional Panelists TBA Economic and social disruption is nothing...
John Lanchester in Conversation with Michael Lewis
John Lanchester, Author, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say – And What It Really Means In Conversation with Michael Lewis, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Author, Moneyball, Liar’s Poker and Flash Boys Join us for a special pairing and a...
Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (10/13/14)
Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post; Twitter @mollieclare C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius At Week to Week, we...
Cornel West, Ph.D.; Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Author, Black Prophetic Fire Julie Chang, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English, Santa Clara University – Moderator “Have we forgotten how beautiful it is to be on fire for...
Former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga: Security in Eastern...
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Ph.D., Former President of Latvia; President, Club de Madrid The current conflict between Russia and the Ukraine has called attention to Eastern European security. Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga was the president of the Republic of...
Nick Carr: An Automated World
Wed, Oct 8 2014 - 6:30pm Nicholas Carr, Author, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us In conversation with Andrew Leonard, Staff Writer, Salon Google Glass lets you take a picture with the blink of an eye. Your Fitbit wristband counts your calories and...
Andrej Kiska, President, Slovak Republic
Slovakia at the Core of European Integration The European Integration is an initiative to foster the internal support of all countries of the European Union. Slovakia joined the EU 10 years ago in what was dubbed as a "big bang enlargement” to Central...
Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (9/16/14)
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California; Twitter @lgerston Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter,...
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